In The Press this week: We look at plans for the regeneration of Batley's Golden Mile after it was announced the Frontier nightclub is to close.

Kirklees Council are investigating options such as a gyratory junction to open up access to vacant land buildings from the railway station to Red Brick Mill.

The aim is to encourage businesses to come - which would help town centre traders and connect to other regeneration schemes such as the development at Blakeridge Mills.

The district is also preparing to bid an emotional farewell to Jo Cox MP tomorrow morning (Fri).

Crowds are expected to pay tribute in Batley and Heckmondwike as the funeral cortege passes on its way to a private family service.

Elsewhere, a petition has been launched to save Red House Museum in Gomersal from the axe, while in Dewsbury campaigners are fighting to save the museum there.

Discover the largely unknown life of a Spen Valley preacher who was an anti-slavery campaigner in the West Indies more than 170 years ago.

And learn what assurances health chiefs were given before they agreed to downgrade of maternity and children's services at Dewsbury District Hospital.


In sport, Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams prepare for their final home games of the regular season. 

Batley host London Broncos as they eye a top-four finish while Dewsbury look to overcome relegation rivals Swinton Lions.

In football, Ossett Town have welcomed some familiar faces back to Ingfield and Liversedge have had a winning start to their pre-season campaign.

Elsewhere Birstall fighter Danny Mitchell prepares for a televised cage fight at London's O2 Arena in the Bellator Championship this weekend.

And finally, catch up with all the latest cricket news from across the district.

It's all in The Press, the only newspaper which has North Kirklees covered.

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